New CEO for JNF

November 6, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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JNF AUSTRALIA is delighted to confirm the appointment of Dan Springer as CEO with effect from early January 2013. Dan will have as one of his key objectives the implementation of JNF’s program to bring a fresh and dynamic approach to its activities, which was initiated following a formal restructure 18 months ago and the adoption of a new growth strategy in June.

Michael Naphtali, Dan Springer and Rob Schneider

Following an intensive selection process in which a number of excellent candidates were interviewed, Dan, an admitted barrister and former corporate consultant, who has significant experience in senior management positions in Australia, the US and the UK, and who has served in the IDF, was selected as the preferred candidate to succeed Rob Schneider, who recently announced his retirement as JNF CEO, and who will work with Dan for a few months to ensure a smooth transition. Dan lives in Sydney, is married to Lori and they have three sons.

“Dan brings a wealth of experience in diverse industries in 3 countries in key areas such as management, marketing, strategy and structural realignments” said Michael Naphtali, JNF Australia National President.
“He has extensive communal experience, speaks fluent Hebrew and outstanding managerial skills which he will bring to JNF to build on the strengths of the past and to ensure dynamic growth for the future”.

Dan is delighted to be able to apply himself to a cause that he loves – Israel. “There comes a time in life when the corporate world is not all there is and when one wants to give back and the JNF is my opportunity to do this” he said.

“Together with KKL in Israel, JNF Australia hopes to retain the services of Rob in a regional capacity” said Michael Naphtali. “We very much value and appreciate his 13 years of passionate and dedicated service to JNF/KKL.”

 

At its recent Gala Dinners in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth, JNF Australia showcased a number of completed projects and also introduced several additional projects for which it will be raising support during the year. These projects, all offered via KKL-JNF and with the support of the Government of Israel, will further develop the region, not only in terms of infrastructure, but also to allow for the establishment of thriving communities, additional employment opportunities, and a safe and secure environment for all who live there. Australians too will benefit from JNF’s support of the Water Sensitive Cities project which is being run in collaboration with Monash University.

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